Covid-19: The situation is improving in Guadeloupe, with 419 new cases identified during the weekend – Guadeloupe the 1st

419 new cases of Covid-19, in just over 48 hours. The indicators are clearly on the decline in the archipelago. However, as the start of the school year approaches, the health authorities call for caution.

The drop in the number of Covid-19 cases in the archipelago is being confirmed. However, as the start of the school year approaches, health authorities have expressed their concern.

More than 200 cases of Covid-19 identified per day

Between Friday September 3 and Monday September 6, 419 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Guadeloupe. A decline which represents “all the same more than 200 cases per day” specifies the Regional Health Agency.

the positivity rate over the 7 rolling days is 10.1% and the incidence rate at 432.2 / 100,000 inhabitants.

Encouraging figures which do not mean that the epidemic is behind us, but which clearly indicate an improvement.

In the last 48 hours, a new cluster has been identified, which leads to 23, the number of outbreaks being monitored.

The Delta variant still remains in the majority.

Hospital capacity reduced

On the side of hospitals, the tension is less strong. The plan is currently being readjusted downwards, in consultation with health professionals.
Resuscitation capacities are currently 98 in total (58 at the CHUG, 28 at the CHBT and 12 at the Polyclinic). There are also 36 critical care beds.

This Monday, September 6, at 11 a.m., 68 people, including 59 patients with Covid-19 were treated in the intensive care unit. 8 to 10 patients will be evacuated to France, this Tuesday, September 7, thanks to Operation Hippocampus. In the medical services of the establishments 298 patients are hospitalized.

15 covid patients are still hospitalized in medical services in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy.
The vast majority of these hospitalized patients are unvaccinated or severely immunocompromised.

According to the latest data, 16 additional deaths are to be deplored since Friday. The youngest deceased was 36, and the oldest 97. According to the ARS of Guadeloupe, none were vaccinated.

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